By Ehsaan Yousf

Theme ” Sucide is not a SOLUTION.

Ganderbal,Jan 11: Jammu and Kashmir Women’s Helpline (WHL-181) organized community-cum-village level awareness programme at Poshan Project Kangan.Large number of Poshan workers local community & supervisor Gul Afrooza Participated .
The WHL-181 is a project of the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development and it is being run by Mission Directorate Women Empowerment of Department of Social Welfare in UT of J&K.

Speaking on the occasion, Campaigner cum project coordinator WHL-181 Bilal Bhat highlighted the overall services provided by the helpline. Giving details, he said the helpline provides 24-hour immediate response to women in distress and represents them before the appropriate service providers such as police and legal authorities.
He said the one-stop centre also provides services like hospital assistance, emergency response and psychological support/counselling, temporary shelter, family counselling etc.

Bilal Bhat raised awareness on different schemes like Pension schemes, Scholarship schemes, Prosthetic Aids, SMAS etc
The team also threw light on Women empowerment schemes available at District level such as DHEW, OSC, WHL 181, Shelter Home, Marriage Assistance Scheme, Ladli Beti, PMMVY, Employment generation schemes such as Tajeswani, Mumkin, PMEGP, etc.

DHEW team provided awareness regarding updated Schemes , criteria and documentation.
Bhat further informed the participants that they can get help from the helpline in case of domestic violence, dowry abuse, mental torture, sexual assault, eve-teasing, cyber-crime, child sexual abuse, rape, economical violence or any other violence.

While stating that “suicide is not a solution”, the project coordinator said the purpose of one-stop centres is to provide integrated services to women and children affected by domestic violence, sexual harassment, emotional and psychological abuse.

Thanks to Mr Sahir Majeed Sahib CDPO POSHAN Kangan for his tremendous support and guidance.

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